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Classical Music

Aquinas Piano Trio

Coffee Concert Series 2024/25
Sun 16 Mar 2025, 11:00
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Praised by Gramophone for its ‘spot-on in interpretative instinct’, the Aquinas Piano Trio has established itself as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups.

Following their Wigmore Hall debut in December 2015, Musical Opinion commented, ‘This sold out concert hall was in awe, ecstatic with joy at the final cadence.’

Their list of recordings includes the Saint-Saens Trios, released on Guild in 2015, and their CD of Mendelssohn Trios, which was Strad Magazine’s 'Choice of the Month' in May 2015.

The Aquinas Trio released 3 discs of Haydn trios on Naxos between 2022-23, all to universal acclaim, with the Strad remarking ‘The Aquinas Trio brings flawless ensemble and a lively intelligence to these relatively neglected pre-1770 works’.

The trio’s past engagements include a Schumann concert series at Kings Place, London, as well as performances at the Little Missenden Festival, the Chipping Campden International Music Festival, the Menton Festival in France and the Kirker Chopin Festival in Mallorca. Their continuing support of contemporary music saw premieres of new works by Thomas Hyde and Rob Keeley during the 2016/17 season, with a Naxos CD release of Rob Keeley’s Piano Trio no.2 in 2019, Lawrie Rose’s piano trio for Stone Records  in 2022, alongside Smetana and Rachmaninov trios and Michael Stimpson’s complete works for piano trio in 2023.

Highlights of the 23/24 season include a series of 5 recitals between 2022-26 at Wigmore Hall.

‘The Aquinas Trio rejoices in these cherishable scores with a symphonic sweep and an insatiable forward momentum … This is an enormously impressive coupling.’
Strad Magazine 'Choice of the Month', May 2015
‘I have never enjoyed Haydn trios as much as in these performances. Aquinas’s easy-going spirit is captivating.’
Fanfare Magazine